'Shadowrun' (X360/PC) Developer Closes Its Doors

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FASA Studio manager Mitch Gitelman announced that they are no more, "Today was the official last day of employment for those of us who had not moved on to other positions within Microsoft Game Studios." Half the people found other positions within MGS and Microsoft, while Community Manager and Technical Support Manager will remain on the job to continue the Shadowrun support.

Various Game Trailers #1165

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Halo 3 [X360] - TV Advert Trailer
  • Worldshift - Trooper Trailer
  • Wild Arms: Crossfire [PSP] - JAP Trailer #2
  • Soul Nomad [PS2] - Special Attacks Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3/X360) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 raises the bar for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments.

'Loki: Heroes of Mythology' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loki: Heroes of Mythology is an action/RPG where players take on the role of one of four great mythological heroes as they confront hordes of evil minions, battle against great mythological beasts and defy the gods in an adventure bristling with rage. While the previous demo let you play as the Norse fighter, this one puts you in charge of the Egyptian mage.

'Smarty Pants' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts' first Wii trivia game Smarty Pants will combine age-targeted trivia with action-based gestures, making it a truly trans-generational game for the Wii.

SNK Playmore USA Prepping NEOGEO Classics for Wii's Virtual Console

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK Playmore USA announced that it will release several of its greatest NEOGEO arcade games via the Virtual Console feature on Wii, such as Fatal Fury, World Heroes, and Art of Fighting. Each title is expected to cost 900 Wii Points, so users can download these classic games through the Wii Shop Channel.

'Flipper Critters' (NDS) Gets Final Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zen Studios' Flipper Critters is a fully 3 dimensional, original new gameplay experience based on classic pinball. Unlike most games, which take place on small, closed tables, Flipper Critters pinball takes place on a much bigger scale. Originally scheduled for July, delayed until Sept. 2006, then moved it back to Feb. 2007, Ignition is finally pinning down October 9, 2007 as launch date...

Microsoft's Tokyo Game Show 2007 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the official start of the Tokyo Game Show 2007 is not until next week, Microsoft got an early start with its pre-TGS Media Briefing, revealing various new titles, and plenty of assets from :

'Pro Cycling Manager 2007' - v1.0.2.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PCM 2007 strives to create the ultimate in sports simulation while still being approachable to newcomers to the series, allowing you to fully experience the intensity of the races through its real-time simulation mode. This v1.0.2.1 patch addresses a rare Starforce issue that prevented the game from launching.

'SEGA Rally Revo' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Rally Revo will set a new benchmark in its genre with a high-tempo driving experience that will challenge the racing skills both on and off-road, with revolutionary dynamically deformable terrain, proprietary next-generation graphics, bone-jarringly realistic physics, and competitive bumper-to-bumper racing.

'Aggression: Europe 1914' - Russian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aggression: Europe 1914 brings the player the chance of re-writing the darkest history of the old continent. Between the years 1914 and 1950, every woman and man became slayers and victims in the most horrible war that humankind has ever suffered, and now, there is a chance to make things different. While this demo is in Russian, there is a converter mod to make the text/menu English.

'Football Manager Handheld 2008' (PSP) Kicks off This Christmas - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe and Sports Interactive announced that Football Manager Handheld 2008 for the PSP will be in stores before Christmas 2007. Football Manager Handheld 2008 will include a host of new features, which will enrich the portable management experience.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

Merscom Signs 'Top Gear: Downforce' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sequel to Tantalus Interactive/Kemco's 2003 GBA racer Top Gear Rally, Top Gear: Downforce brings the speed and fury of strategic racing to the DS with a new top-down viewpoint, boasting 3D models, robust vehicle physics, and the ability to place hazards on the track surface using the touch screen.

'Monster Madness: EX' (PS3) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed in its Games Convention lineup last month, SouthPeak Games officially announced Monster Madness: EX. Following in the footsteps of Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia, Monster Madness: EX four player co-op gameplay has an all new polished look and improved game elements for its PS3 debut.

'Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis' (Wii/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Feel the unmatched speed and intensity of the real-life sport with an authentic physics engine and intuitive gameplay that mimics the exhilarating experience found in international competition.

'Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 7:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, powered by an updated Essence Engine, allows players to fight as the tenacious British 2nd Army during the heroic World War II liberation of Caen, France, and command the German Panzer Elite as they struggle to repel the largest airborne invasion in history.

Lighthouse Interactive Signs 'East India Company' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

'Godzilla: Unleashed' (NDS/PSP/Wii) Also Coming to PS2

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 7:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Godzilla: Unleashed is the ultimate fighting monsters game on a giant scale. The game stars the legendary Godzilla and a slew of the most renowned monsters of all-time. Atari is now also bringing Godzilla: Unleashed to the PS2, with extra monsters...

'SimCity Societies' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring an all-new, revolutionary feature set, SimCity Societies allows players to construct not only the cities they desire, but create their cultures, societal behaviors and environments as well.

'Beautiful Katamari' (X360) Coming to Wii/PS3 ... or Not

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the new high-def., next-gen sights and sounds of Beautiful Katamari as the Prince takes on a new high-rolling adventure, with his famous cousins in tow, to save the Katamari universe once again after the King of All Cosmos has a very un-royal and unfortunate accident. An updated product page on the Namco Bandai web site revealed the Wii and PS3 versions were back, but the mention has been removed again.

'Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction' (PS3) Demo Coming Oct. 4

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 7:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining its humorous adventure roots with an epic storyline and immersive gameplay, R&C Future: Tools of Destruction draws players into a vast, new galaxy, with bustling cities, gigantic enemies and giant boss battles. On October 4 PS3 fans will be able to try out the latest Ratchet & Clank adventure through a demo on Playstation Network.

'Yakuza 3' (PS3) Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest issue of Japanese trade magazine Famitsu confirms rumors that SEGA is working on the next installment in the Yakuza franchise. The game will no longer be set in modern days, but in 1605, during the Edo period. Yakuza 3 will sport 4 fighting styles, hand-to-hand combat, one or two katanas, or wielding a huge sword. It's currently scheduled for a spring 2008 release in Japan.

'Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions' (PSP) Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 6:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FF Tactics: The War Of The Lions is an epic combat adventure set in the Final Fantasy universe. Re-enter the world of Ivalice and experience a land of imaginative artistic design that provides a sumptuous backdrop to a politically charged tale, where two young men endeavor to reshape the course of history.

Emergent's GameBryo Engine Now Also on Wii

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 6:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergent Game Technologies announced that its next-gen Gamebryo engine is now Wii compatible, and optimized for accelerated cross-platform development on symmetric and asymmetric multiprocessor and single processor systems.

'Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM' (PS3/X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Tokyo Game Show - Tokyo Game Show 2007

Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM brings the fast-paced action-filled gameplay experience of Dynasty Warriors to the futuristic battlegrounds of the rich Gundam universe.

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed yesterday, during Microsoft's pre-TGS media briefing Team Ninja announced that Ninja Gaiden 2 will be an X360 exclusive and available worldwide in 2008. A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race.

NDS Review - 'SimCity DS'

by Chris Lawton on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

True to the SimCity series, players will be able to create and control their city in the palm of their hands ... and much more. Maximizing the stylus and built-in microphone controls of the Nintendo DS, SimCity DS brings to the franchise like never before the feeling of personal involvement with your city.

'Guilty Gear 2 Overture' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Tokyo Game Show - Tokyo Game Show 2007

Guilty Gear 2: Overture is the newest installment in the Guilty Gear franchise, deviating from the series beat'm up norm by not calling it GG X, as well as by adding RTS elements where you need resources to gather your army and destroy the enemy's base.

We Love Golf' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Tokyo Game Show - Tokyo Game Show 2007

We Love Golf! presents a realistic golfing experience with a fresh spin, incorporating the Wii Remote's unique motion-sensing functionality. Players use the controller to choose clubs, line up shots, swing and even add a touch fade or draw with a flick of the wrist. Just as on a real course, gauging wind conditions, correct club selection and careful reading of the greens are all essential for victory. A variety of game modes, multiple characters, and unlockable content provides endless hours of putting heaven.

Bluetooth-Enabled Headset and Keyboard Designed for PS3

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech announced its Cordless Vantage Headset and Cordless MediaBoard Pro Bluetooth Keyboard for PS3, giving gamers the freedom and reliability of Bluetooth wireless technology for their PS3 gaming experience.

Xbox Live Arcade Gets 'Rez,' 'Ikargua,' 'E4' and More...

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During its pre-TGS 07 media briefing Microsoft Japan's Takashi Sensui revealed a lineup of upcoming Xbox Live Arcade titles, such as Rez, Ikaruga, Every Extend Extra Extreme, EXit, and plenty more ...

'John Deere: Harvest in the Heartland' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harvest Moon meets SimCity in John Deere: Harvest in the Heartland, a “hands-on” real-time farming game for the Nintendo DS. The core play mechanic is “Sculpt the Heartland” – Craft virgin soil into a profitable, prize winning, and picturesque farm.

'Dead Rising' (X360) Coming to PC?

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising is survival horror game in which you play freelance photographer Frank West who in search for a scoop end us in a zombie infested town. Scandinavian publisher Pan Vision has a product page up for Dead Rising on PC, scheduled for later this year. After being approached, the publisher said that the September 28, 2007, release date was unconfirmed, but the game is scheduled for this year.

'Tony Hawk's Proving Ground' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2007 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time you will have the freedom to define your own character, story and style based on the choices you make, the paths you choose and the style of skating you use on the proving grounds from Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington, D.C. Activision has released a 1GB playable demo, available on Xbox Live.